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Applied Science Basildon Campus Southend Campus

This course will give you an in-depth general knowledge of science and help you learn what it would be like to work in a science-related field

Overview
  • chemistry and our Earth
  • energy and our universe
  • biology and our environment
  • investigating a crime scene
Why should I do this course? 

To develop more in-depth knowledge of science and to learn what it would be like to work in a science-related field

How will my work be assessed? 

Through a range of assessment techniques which may include coursework and examinations.

What can I do after this? 

After successful completion of the course, you may progress to the College’s BTEC Level 3 Extended Diplomas in Applied Science or Forensic Science.

What else 
  • use the excellent learning resources in the College's science centre
  • take part in educational trips
Entry requirements 
  • GCSE grade D or above in maths, science at grade D or above, and English at grade E or above, or
  • Applied Science Level 1 Diploma (or equivalent) and maths and English at entry 3
  • successful attendance at interview event and satisfactory references

Open Event - Basildon Campus

Thursday, 04 February 2016
Wednesday, 15 June 2016
Tuesday, 08 November 2016
Wednesday, 01 February 2017
Wednesday, 14 June 2017

South Essex College

This open event is a great way to get an idea of what it is like to study here at South Essex College. You can see the teaching rooms, facilities and equipment first-hand, talk to the tutors about the courses you’re interested in, and have a tour of the whole Campus to get a feel for the place.

There are lots of our current students helping on the night, so you can talk to them about what they think of life at the College.

If you need information on careers, funding, travel, or any other advice, our Student Services team are available to talk to you one-to-one.

Open Event - Southend Campus

Wednesday, 09 March 2016
Thursday, 06 October 2016
Thursday, 17 November 2016
Wednesday, 08 March 2017

South Essex College

This open event is a great way to get an idea of what it is like to study here at South Essex College. You can see the teaching rooms, facilities and equipment first-hand, talk to the tutors about the courses you’re interested in, and have a tour of the whole Campus to get a feel for the place.

Venue
Basildon Campus (Nethermayne)
Starts
Monday, September 5, 2016
Attendance
Full time
Duration
1 year
Provision
School leavers
Course code
6432SPL2-Y01B
Cost
£0
Cost details
FREE to UK/EU under 19s not in employment
Basildon Campus (Nethermayne)
Address
Nethermayne
Basildon
SS16 5NN
Venue
Southend Campus (Luker Road)
Starts
Monday, September 5, 2016
Attendance
Full time
Duration
1 year
Provision
School leavers
Course code
6432SPL2-Y01S
Cost
£0
Cost details
FREE to UK/EU under 19s not in employment
Southend Campus (Luker Road)
Address
Luker Road
SS1 1ND

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Twins Juliette and Eloise Cumberland attended South Essex College at the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy in separate years, here is their story.

E. My name is Eloise

J. My name is Juliette

E. We are 20 years old

J. We studied at South Essex College at the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy

Both. And this is our story

J. My experience at the College was very positive, I learned a lot of confidence throughout my course and the teachers were amazing.

E. My experience at the College was amazing, I learned so many different skills, especially on the Peter Jones course, we learned networking, met with so many different people, faced lots of challenges and it was a really great experience.

J. Since leaving the College, initially I got a job with the company that I did my work experience with while I was on the course. After that I moved on to be an operations administrator at a telecommunications company in London. While I was working in London I began to get sick and I have since been diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome which is a genetic condition affecting my joints. My working life has been severely affected by this. At the moment I am unable to work, but with physiotherapy and the help of my doctors I plan to use the skills learned on my course to start my own business.

E. Since leaving College I have been working at David Lloyd Leisure as a sales consultant  for over a year. My job entails meeting new clients, dealing with enquiries, touring round the facilities and getting people to join the club. What I learned at College has helped me in the world of work as it has given me lots of different skills especially at the Peter Jones Academy where I learned networking, being able to confidently meet with new people and sell products to them and making them believe in you.

J. My advice to anyone thinking about taking a business course would be that is an extremely good thing for your career and your future. It looks amazing on your CV and the Peter Jones Academy is a really good talking point with future employers.

E. I would recommend the College to anyone thinking of taking up business, It’s really given me the skills to go and work for an employer, to help them create more business and as my sister said, on your CV it is a great conversation starter. At an interview or even just flicking through your CV, to see the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy really does help. We have come back to the College to meet with some current students. We did a presentation and told them about our journey and mentored them through a challenge.

J. My ambitions for the future are to start my own business by using what I learned on the course so that I can manage my illness while working. I would like to run a beauty business selling products and potentially develop products in the future with my sister.

E. I believe we will go in to business as a partnership. At the moment I work in sales, so this is something I could maybe progress with, maybe become a sales manager or progressing through other businesses, but hopefully I the future we will work together.